I really really want someone who can represent the FUN side of moopy. The mods are all great fun, but they're not always fun mods. If that makes sense. Yes we need rules, we need to protect people, but we also need to protect our unique culture.
I think I understand what now needs to be done. I see the bat signal and I am going to save you all.moopy is losing its unpredictability and natural chaos. .
I don't have any personal issue with you but, if I'm completely honest, I think you being a mod again would be a very bad idea, and I've had a a number of comments from posters in private who feel the same way. It's not just the inner smile thing, that's only the latest in literally 15+ years of you bullying posters, insulting them, in some cases driving them away from the forum altogether.
I accept that you're not as much of a loose cannon as you used to be, but all I can say is that there is a ten+ page thread in the mod forum made up of various occasions when you've caused us headaches with your behaviour just from the past 3-4 years. No other regular posters have that. I'm not the only moderator who views the idea of you coming back with trepidation.
You have every right to run and the way things are going there's a good chance you'll get back in. If that's the case, I promise I will keep an open mind and make every effort to work with you constructively. But I'm sadly pretty sure we will lose posters as a consequence, as there are people who have flat out told me behind closed doors that they would not feel comfortable with you being back in a position of power. As a heads up, if nobody else does, I do intend to flag my concerns again when it comes to the confidence vote. I don't know if you realise how much you still intimidate a lot of long-term, prolific posters who don't say anything because they don't feel it's worth the inevitable blowback they'll receive.
If you still pass the vote, and I think there's a very good chance that you will, then Moopy will have made their choice and I and everybody else will deal with it. As I said, I'll be cordial and I'll hope to work with you constructively. I'm sorry if this comes across as harsh but it's been a long day, and I just want to be as transparent and honest as possible.
I felt I needed to broach the following with you, as I'd rather not have this ongoing forever.
For whatever reason, whenever any inward looking shit occurs on here, you, and please don't deny it or ask for examples, can't resist taking a swipe.
I've come expect it and honestly I don't expect us to see eye to eye, even though I don't have any particular issue with you, aside from this.
You stated this has been the toughest 24 hours as a mod. So why on earth did you choose to take another swipe? First of all there is nothing ongoing with myself and Inner Smile. I can't remember my last interaction with him, I've stated I don't want that to interact with him anymore and his most recent argy bargy had nothing to do with me.
You may have missed all this and that would fine, if you weren't a mod and you weren't commenting on it. And then to dangle "I don't think that was racist" as if there's a slight possibility that might have been racist. I understand the context but COME ON. You carefully chose your words and you use them well. I'm often quite admiring your abilities. So please don't pretend there wasn't intent to hit my reputation. This pissed me off, I responded and then you ignored me. Play fair.
For the record admin have contacted me about Inner Smile before I have received the lightest warning possible about provoking. I accepted it and we are where we are.
There is a possibility I'll be a mod soon. If that's the case we'll likely be dealing with this sort of shit together. I can't speak for yourself and am more than willing to talk this out, but I really want to draw a line. We're fucking adults now, I don't need that petty shit in my life.
I realise this has probably come across as fairly aggressive, because it came from a place of frustration and I expect you will perceive it that way because of 20 years of experience and frankly evidence. But really I just want to post on here without the stress that you're going to bring something up to ruin my day.
Fin. Over to you. If you want.